Facts and figures

  • UCL is ranked fourth in the QS World University Rankings 2013/14
  • UCL has two overseas campuses – UCL Australia and UCL Qatar
  • In addition to Australia and Qatar, UCL programmes are being delivered by UCL staff in Kazakhstan and Singapore
  • Students from 154 countries study at UCL, making up more than one-third of the student body
  • UCL has more EU students than any other UK university
  • An ever-expanding worldwide network of more than 160,000 UCL alumni, helps to maintain the university’s international reputation for access, innovation and excellence
  • 25% of UCL’s undergraduates benefit from a period of study abroad as part of their degree programme
  • UCL has study abroad agreements with 351 universities around the world including with 23 of the world’s top 50 universities
  • UCL’s research is global in its reach. In Europe alone, UCL has 3,345 collaborations under the FP6 and FP7 initiatives
  • In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), UCL was rated third in the UK for the number of its submissions which were considered of ‘world-leading quality’ and rated the best research university in London
  • The UCL Grand Challenges provide a framework for enhancing cross-disciplinary research that is hugely relevant to the challenges that face humankind around the world
  • In 2012, UCL introduced a modern foreign language requirement for all UK applicants applying from within the UK.